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Connecting to the network printer...(pics) Answered

I've spent hours searching the internet, but not a found an answer yet.
When I use the add a printer wizard, I followed the steps as shown in the pictures below.

Everything is going great, until I see my network (MSHOME) with no printer underneath (last picture). The network printer does work for the 2 Mac computers in my house, but it won't even show up on the 2 Microsoft computers.

I need to print from the Microsoft computer (and not the Mac) because Papakuru paper-craft files ( .pdo file) can only be opened on a Microsoft computer. I really need to print the paper-craft patterns so my little brother can make a paper-craft Daft Punk Halloween mask!

My OP system is Microsoft XP, running on a Dell computer. The network printer is hooked up to a mac computer (if that matters)

Please help!!!!

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mwrenfroBest Answer (author)2010-10-08

The Mac can share printers to the Windows systems at least three different ways, but you probably just follow these instructions for making it join your MSHOME workgroup (OS X 10.2-10.5, with slightly different instructions for 10.6), and these other instructions for making the printer show up in that workgroup (for OS X 10.5, but 10.6 instructions are probably the same).

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Computothought (author)2010-10-08

Project Gutenberg for mswindows or cups. Apple may have stopped support for it

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frollard (author)2010-10-07

Generally windows doesn't play nice with mac. Mac's these days DO tend to talk windows (as mac saw the need to fit into a society of mostly windoze users)...

I'd recommend putting the printer on the windows machine (if you can) and sharing it on the network -- the macs should see it. There's a reason they call the protocol "windows file and printer sharing" -- it doesn't listen for mac protocol.

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nepheron (author)frollard2010-10-08

Thanks so much! Would you know if it's possible to convert the .pdo file into a .pdf file? It's not really feasible for me to hook the printer up to a Microsoft computer right now, but perhaps I could convert the .pdo file into something readable on a Mac?

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